Chris Evans thinks Marvel deserves more awards recognition

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Chris Evans says that Marvel movies deserve more awards recognition (Image by Marvel Studios)
Chris Evans says that Marvel movies deserve more awards recognition (Image by Marvel Studios)

Chris Evans believes that Marvel and other comic-book movies deserve more awards season recognition.

Evans, who until recently played Captain America and Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, made this declaration during his recent interview with Deadline. 

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But rather than just getting nominations for their stunts, visual effects, and make-up, Evans insists that the writing, direction and performances of the blockbusters deserve to at least be celebrated, too.

“There is enormous thought and consideration that goes into these story arcs,” Evans explained. “If you take the Marvel moniker off those movies, and characters that aren’t identifiable from comic books these movies would be lauded in that way. I’m not saying every one’s a home run. But they really turn out some really impressive movies.”

Actor Chris Evans arrives at the European premiere of "Captain America, Civil War" at a shopping centre in east London, Britain April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Actor Chris Evans arrives at the European premiere of "Captain America, Civil War" at a shopping centre in east London, Britain April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Evans is right that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has failed to receive many plaudits from the various awards bodies over the years.

The Marvel movies to have earned Oscar nominations are Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Avengers: Endgame.

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Of course, there’s also 2018’s Black Panther, which received seven nominations at the Oscars, including Best Picture, while it also won for best costume design, best original score, and best production design, which meant that it became Marvel’s first Oscar winning film in the process. 

Other comic-book movies haven’t fared too badly at the Oscars. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse won Best Animated Feature Film at the 91st Academy Awards, while Logan’s James Mangold, Scott Frank, and Michael Green were nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, too.